Thu, 30 Nov 2017

Air Canada to Launch Daily Flights Between Edmonton and San Francisco

Air Canada has unveiled plans to launch a daily non-stop, year-round service between Edmonton and San Francisco on 1 May 2018.

The flights will be operated with Bombardier CRJ-705/900 jets offering a choice of 12 Business Class seats and 64 Economy Class seats, wi-fi, and Air Canada's in-flight entertainment on personal touch-screens at every seat.

Flight AC8743 will depart Edmonton at 16:10 to arrive in San Francisco  at 18:10. The return flight, AC8744, is scheduled to depart San Francisco at 11:50 and arrive back in Edmonton at 15:35.

Air Canada Express CRJ-900. Click to enlarge.

"We are very pleased to announce new daily, year-round flights from Edmonton to San Francisco, which is part of today's announcement of strategically expanding our transborder network," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "Edmonton is one of Canada's growing cities with a considerable young, entrepreneurial demographic marked by the unprecedented inclusion of three Edmonton restaurants in our recent Air Canada's Best New Restaurants. Our new flights will give the increasing start-up, tech and innovator businesses in Alberta's capital city direct access to California's Silicon Valley, and additionally, a wide array of onward connections can be made at Star Alliance's San Francisco global hub."

Air Canada's Edmonton-San Francisco flights will be operated by Jazz Aviation LP under the Air Canada Express brand, and are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada's regional flight network in Edmonton and with Star Alliance partner United Airlines in San Francisco.

The flights will also allow Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at Edmonton, priority boarding and other benefits.

"We are thrilled with Air Canada's decision to launch this direct flight which is of vital importance to our city" says Brad Ferguson, CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corp. "This flight will connect Edmonton-based companies directly with their customers, partners and investors in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Edmonton's technology community is our fastest growing sector, and Air Canada's direct flight between YEG and SFO will allow our tech companies to grow and scale with a global mindset."

Seats are now available for purchase through travel agents and directly with Air Canada.

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